Information Resources for Violence, Trauma, and Abuse

Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)

Provides resources for parent training and information centers and community parent resource centers across the U.S. which support families of children with disabilities in effectively participating in their child's education and development. Offers information and training to families, professionals, and other organizations by providing access to a resource library, a directory of parent centers, an online database of experts, webinars, and other resources on a variety of topics, including mental health and trauma-informed care.

Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families

Details the mental health services Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals and clinics offer for veterans and their families and describes the VHA guiding principles for mental healthcare. Discusses the resources available for veterans and family members, and instructions on locating mental healthcare facilities and providers, including suicide prevention services and telemedicine visits. Covers treatment options for common mental health concerns, such as depression, substance abuse, and post traumatic stress disorder. Offers information on specific programs available to veterans with special needs, including women, those experiencing homelessness, veterans involved with the criminal justice system, and seniors.

Sponsor: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Indian Health Service (IHS) Behavioral Health Fact Sheet

Provides an overview of how Indian Health Service (IHS) is working to address behavioral health in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Describes behavioral issues affecting individuals and families, such as alcohol and substance abuse, mental health, suicide, domestic violence, and behavior-related chronic disease.

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI)

Provides information and resources to raise awareness of the impact trauma, violence, and bullying can have on the behavioral health of children, adolescents, and families. Seeks to enhance treatment and services for trauma-exposed children and adolescents. Includes information and resources on traumatic stress, treatment options, and advice for families, caregivers, and others about how to help and respond to child traumatic stress.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH)

Offers access to national and state-level survey data on the health status of children in the U.S. Includes data on children ages 0-17 and examines factors related to the well-being and healthcare needs of children, their families, and communities. Includes data on the prevalence of health conditions, covering attention deficit disorder/attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, and asthma, as well as other physical, mental, behavioral, and developmental conditions. Other survey topics include the quality and availability of healthcare, health insurance status and coverage adequacy, receipt of preventive and specialty care, medical home access, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), school readiness, parental and family health, access to community-based services, and more.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Opioid Crisis and Substance Misuse

Provides tools, publications, and other resources for schools to provide services, support, and interventions to address opioid and substance misuse for students and their families. Includes information on substance use and related trauma among students. Discusses implementing positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) to improve school climate and reduce substance use.

Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Opioid Safety Initiative Toolkit

Contains field guidance, evidence-based to the extent possible, in the form of documents and presentations to support clinical decisions about starting, continuing, or tapering opioid therapy, and other challenges related to safe opioid prescribing. Includes patient and provider education, clinical tools, and other resources.

Sponsor: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Emergency Medical Services and Trauma

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on emergency medical services and trauma in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related projects. Product of the Rural Health Research Gateway funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
SAMHSA Criminal and Juvenile Justice Programs

Provides an overview of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) efforts to address the challenges incarcerated and justice system-involved individuals face when attempting to seek treatment for and recover from mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs). Seeks to increase access to behavioral health services, minimize costs, and other consequences related to the unnecessary and repetitive incarceration of people with behavioral health issues. Discusses strategies to identify individuals with mental illness and SUDs and how to implement diversion programs, evidence-based practices, screening and assessments, and more.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Programs

Provides an overview of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) efforts to improve the behavioral health of communities and responders while they prepare, respond, and recover from disasters. Provides links to technical assistance resources, a helpline, a treatment locator, and mobile applications designed to help states, territories, tribes, and responders effectively plan for and respond to disasters to minimize negative outcomes, such as developing new or exacerbating existing substance use disorders or mental illnesses.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA School and Campus Health Programs

Offers information and resources on challenges faced by children and youth, such as those related to bullying, mental health, substance abuse, and violence. Includes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) bullying and substance use prevention tools for educators and parents. Provides an overview of the Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS), a program designed to reduce violence and bullying, and promote school safety to prevent depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide in students.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
VA PBM: Academic Detailing Service (ADS) Resources

Provides access to education materials advocating for evidence-based treatments to help providers improve the health of veterans. Offers provider and patient education tools and outreach resources to encourage evidence-based decision making for a variety of medical conditions and diseases, including opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorders (SUDs), pain, suicide, dementia, depression, HIV, PTSD, and more.

Sponsor: VA Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) Services
VA Rural Health Enterprise-Wide Initiatives

Describes the enterprise-wide initiatives (EWIs) currently supported by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health. EWIs expand upon the work of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) national programs to provide healthcare services in VA hospitals and health systems to veterans residing in rural areas across the nation. EWIs address primary care, specialty care, mental health, care coordination, workforce training and education, transportation, and more.

Sponsor: VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH)
Violence and Abuse in Rural America Topic Guide

Provides an overview of violence and abuse in rural America, answers frequently asked questions on the topic, details successful rural model program examples, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Young Children Who Are Exposed Prenatally to Substances and Their Families

Provides information for state and local early intervention systems regarding the prevalence of infants and toddlers prenatally exposed to substances, and resources and supports needed to promote positive outcomes for these infants and their families. Shares links to key research, policy, guidance and state examples, and evidence-based practices for supporting young children exposed prenatally to substances and their families. Product of the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center funded by a cooperative agreement through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)